Suffolk sheep makes €960

At the second show and sale of Co. Wexford Sheepbreeders’ Association at Enniscorthy Mart, Pat Rossiter of Newtown, Wellingtonbridge, received €960 for his Suffolk champion ram.

Ann Murphy of Gorey had the winning Texel, while the Charollais champion was bred by Wm. Sweetman of Bannow.

Wexford breeders took it as a compliment that buyers came such long distances to purchase their sheep.

Eight rams went to Co. Kerry, three to Newtownmountkennedy in Wicklow, as well as more to the other neighbouring counties.

A good clearance of stock was reported, with quality on most buyers’ minds, the majority of rams selling at between €300 and €400.

Padraig Murphy from Castledermot, Co Kildare, judged the Suffolk and Texels, and Sarah O’Neill from Camolin was the Charollais judge.

Members of the Sheepbreeders’ Association are now looking forward to their next big outing, their evening sale on Monday October 1 (6.30 p.m.) also at Enniscorthy Mart.